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SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Mission Workshop, a San Francisco based company that creates bags, clothing, and shoes for urban cyclists and world travelers alike, has opened its new European base of operations in collaboration with London handmade bike builders, 14 Bike Co.

“Would I prefer to be announcing 100 percent equality in women’s and men’s prizes? Absolutely I would. However, despite our current economic climate I’m pleased to be able to move the bar up a notch in recognition of the equal effort put in by the Elite Women’s field at CrossVegas.

BURLINGTON, VT (BRAIN)—Terry Bicycles has received a $20,000 loan from Burlington’s Community and Economic Development Office, one of several economic development loans the women’s cycling company has received this year.

Seattle Bike Supply is consolidating—not its company, but its catalogs. At this year's Interbike SBS's eight catalogs (for all its brands including Redline) will now be presented via a thumbdrive in a downsized SBS bag.

CORTEZ, CO (BRAIN)—Osprey Packs will be holding a fundraiser for the nonprofit 88Bikes at the Interbike OutDoor Demo in Las Vegas next month.

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HOUSTON, TX (BRAIN)—Trialtir USA will now distribute Italy's Enervit SpA in North America.

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LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—Next year's DealerCamp will be held July 26-28 in Deer Valley, Utah.

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Danville, California police need your help in finding the thief who backed a stolen pickup truck into the plate glass window of Danville Bike, getting away with a Giant Trinity Advanced SL2 road bike priced at more than $5k. Click on link for full story and pictures.

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—One Industries will now be distributing SixSixOne, Tag and Sunline product lines.

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SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike's third installment of its fashion show, newly named “Ready to Ride,” will showcase a broader spectrum of cycling fashion and have two presentations during Interbike 2010, held at the Sands Expo Convention Center in Las Vegas, September 22 – 24, 2010.

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MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—Richard Fries has been named Bicycle Leadership Conference director for 2011. The conference will be held April 12-14, 2011.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—There is a retroactive feature of the U.S. Manufacturing Enhancement Act of 2010 bill, or MTB, that many might not be aware of.

VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Electra Bicycle Company has added Bridget Walsh as product manager for the Lifestyle division. In this new position, Walsh will expand the company’s product offerings, extending Electra’s reach beyond the physical bike and into the total bike riding experience.

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SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike has extended its free attendee and buyer registration to September 3, to give busy retailers a couple more weeks to register for the show and avoid the registration fee of $35.

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SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—In order to accommodate all the fitness product manufacturers wanting to exhibit at the Health+Fitness Business Expo 2010 (HFB), show organizer Nielsen Expositions has expanded its sold out show hall adjacent to the Sands Expo Convention Center for the 2010 expo to be held September 2

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"We are in the midst of planning our seventh annual Saris Gala for the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin (Bike Fed) on October 29.

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—The Mountain Bike Hall of Fame will be inducting into the “Hall” three praiseworthy individuals and one monumental group on Wednesday, September 22, 6 p.m., after the first day of the Interbike Show.

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Former President George W. Bush (left) and Niner Bikes co-founders Steve Domahidy (center) and Chris Sugai (right) share a post-mountain bike ride conversation in Kennebunkport, Maine.

CHICAGO (BRAIN)—SRAM has taken its 2x10 mountain bike drivetrain on the road to show retailers firsthand the benefits of the 20-speed system.

The 2x10 Experience kicked off last month at DealerCamp in Park City, Utah, and will stop at regional demo events and local trailheads through the end of the year.

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FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN)—Cantitoe Road, which distributes product lines such as Caffelatex and Wippermann to U.S. retailers as well as consumer-direct, held an open house yesterday that drew retailers from as far away as Nebraska.

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